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Importance of staying hydrated in Winter

Sure you know that drinking water is healthy, but do you know the benefits that come with drinking A LOT of water during winter?

This blog post is to emphasize the importance of drinking more than enough water for the benefit of our health. More especially now that we are in winter the more water we drink the better. Drinking water helps boost our immune system, helps regulate our body temperature, increase your metabolism and prevent us from getting sick during peak cold seasons not only that it also helps prevent dehydration.

It is important not to wait until you are thirsty to have some water. How about matching each activity we do throughout the day to a glass or two of warm water. Say a glass of water after your 45 minutes morning work out, a glass of water after meditation, a glass of water between meals and two glasses of water after getting some work done. That way as you move around you are also fueling your body.

Now that we’ve established why it’s important to keep your water intake up during winter, let’s discuss how to do so. The amount of water you should drink on a daily basis depends on your weight and overall level of physical activity. Aim to drink at least half of your body weight in ounces of water each day, and adjust based on your level of physical activity.

Hot beverages count

A cup of green tea, or rooibos tea and even a cup of water with lemon does the trick. Make sure that the hot beverage is good for your health too.

Drinking caffeine or alcohol does not count as a water intake they only contribute to your dehydration.

Eat your water

A lot of fruits and vegetables have a high water content that can help you reach your daily water intake goal. Your cucumbers, pears, broccoli, strawberries are favourable contents for sources of water.

Hydrate with room temperature beverages

Cold liquids are absorbed quicker. Warmer or room temperature drinks, on the other hand, are better at keeping your internal temperature optimal.

Not only is staying hydrated good for our health but our skin and hair are dependent on our water consumption.

Remember winter is a dry season it is important for us to drink enough water in order to stay warm, healthy and happy.

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